An article on “PeacefulWarrriors.net“: Meditation has the potential to literally transform the world. In 1978, what is known as the “Maharishi Effect” took place when a group of 7000 individuals over the course of 3 weeks were meditating in hopes of positively effecting the surrounding city. They were able to literally transform the collective energy of the city which reduced global crime rates, violence, and casualties during the times of their meditation by an average of 16%. Suicide rates and automobile accidents also were reduced with all variables accounted for. In fact, there was a 72% reduction in terrorist activity during the times at which this group was meditation. …
The Invincible Ukraine Assembly (see earlier blogs) lasted to mid July 2014. It was discontinued due to lack of financing.
However, now the focus is to teach Transcendental Meditation to as many people as possible in Ukraine. And there are some promising developments in this direction, I was informed today. —
Scientific research confirms that negative trends in society are reduced and positive trends increase as soon as 1% of the population is practising Transcendental Meditation. See http://www.mum.edu/m_effect/
Another powerful coherence creating group in the world today is Purusha, or referred to as the Maharishi Purusha Program, one of the strongest possible ways of personal development to enlightenment. This program was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in October 1981 for single men who wish to dedicate themselves fully to the most rapid pace of evolution possible. Every aspect of this program has been carefully designed by Maharishi for this purpose. The daily routine of the Purusha program includes extended group practice of the TM-Sidhi program including Yogic Flying, and plenty of time to study and to enjoy. This is a full-time program requiring a minimum commitment of one year. Maharishi called it the “24 hours bliss program”. I am a member of one of the European Purusha groups in Germany. Besides those two groups in Europe, there is another Purusha group on the Crimea peninsula, and another one – a more active wing – in the Netherlands. I will write more about the great opportunities which Purusha life has for you soon on this blog. See also www.purusha.org and www.purusha.eu
Coming back to Fairfield, Iowa, USA, where Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is located, I would like to mention, that a great part of the population of this city is also actively contributing to the coherence of North America and the whole world. Or should I say “silently” instead of actively?
Did you see Oprah Winfrey’s show this spring? She went with her video team to Fairfield, visited MUM, and the Maharishi-School, the “domes” (the meditation halls), and talked to the citizens. Since she is a TM-meditator herself, she participated in the group meditation in the ladies dome. Click the photo and you will see her more clearly.
Yes, every day about 1200 to 1400 people in Fairfield – students, professors, layers, designers, carpenters, businessmen, farmers, housewives etc. – come together and enliven the field of pure awareness in their mind, in their brain, in their physiology. And it spreads through the walls all over the country, all over the world … but the world is big, so we need more people who generate coherence in this profound manner.
Scientific research has shown that a phase transition takes place in society once the number of people equivalent to the square root of 1 % of the population of a town, city, state, country or even the world (yes, latter has been demonstrated already in 1983/84) practice the Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi program (an advanced program including Yogic Flying) together in a group, morning and evening. The result is reduction of violence and crime, less accidents, more upsurge of life supporting trends and positivity. Please refer to http://www.mum.edu/m_effect/ This is called the Maharishi-Effect, referring to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi the founder of the TM and TM-Sidhi program.
The Maharishi European Sidhaland was established in 1980 as a special community for those who are interested in the practice of Transcendental Meditation and living an ideal, healthy quality of life. The community was created through the inspiration of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and is dedicated to individual enlightenment for its members and creating world peace through the positive influence of collective practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes. Facilities include the Maharishi Golden Dome, a Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre and a Sports and Arts Centre. The community is situated in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, in the north west of England. Membership is currently 300, including children. Their aim is to expand to a population that would enable 800 experts in Transcendental Meditation and the more advanced TM-Sidhi Programme, including Yogic Flying, to practice the programme together twice a day in the Maharishi Golden Dome, which forms the heart of the community. Scientific research has established that 800 people is the required number to create a significant influence of positivity and coherence throughout collective consciousness in the UK. This leads to reduced negative trends and enhanced positive trends in national life, essentially rendering the nation invincible.
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This study conducted in the late 1980’s indicates that group practice of the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs improved the quality of life in Israel as measured by improvement on an index consisting of reduced crime rate, reduced traffic accidents, reduced fires, the reduced number of war deaths in Lebanon, increases in the national stock market, and improvements in national mood. The chart above shows the strong correspondence between the number of Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi program participants in the group in Jerusalem and a composite index of all the above variables.
Journal of Conflict Resolution 32 (1988): 776–812.
Dissertation Abstracts International 4 (1988): 2381A.
This chart is taken from the article “World peace from the quantum level: Dr. John Hagelin and David Lynch” at http://www.tm.org/blog/video/world-peace-from-the-quantum-level-david-lynch-and-john-hagelin/
This research indicates that it is possible to change the world in a very short time. The public and political leaders should now realize the potential of coherence creating groups which should be founded and established on a permanent basis in all parts of the world – especially in the so-called “hot spots”.